12. Sasa Scheiner
Nature plays an important role in Sasa’s sculptural and functional ceramic art.
– Sasa Scheiner –
232 Tooheys Mill Road Fernleigh NSW 2479
(sharing studio with Karen Jennings #12)
Sasa’s ceramic art is inspired by the forces of Nature, particularly the ocean and rock formations. The beautiful primordial textures and surfaces in her work have arisen out of extensive technical research and play with many different aggregates and ash glazes. She uses light and dark iron clays to create a rich varied palette, and electric kiln firing gives her pieces an atmospheric effect. Her shapes and surfaces naturally evoke a tactile response.
Sasa’s passion for pottery happened while living in London over twenty years ago. Soon after arriving in Australia in 1999, she began pottery under the teaching and guidance of Barbara Campbell-Allen at the Workshop Art Centre (WAC), in Sydney. Sasa worked as Barbara’s Technical Assistant and Studio Manager for 10 years. She also spent time studying at Brookvale Tafe, developing a solid grounding in ceramic technical practice.
Sasa last exhibited in 2018 at Rochfort Gallery in North Sydney. Today her works are in private collections in South Africa, England and Australia (including Parliament House, Canberra).